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OBITUARY PAGE - NOVEMBER 3, 1999 - COMMERCE, GA

Jimmie F. Hix
Miss Jimmie Francine Hix, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
A native of Banks County, Miss Hix was born October 1, 1917. She was a daughter of Joseph Carlton and Sarah Ethel Martin Hix.
Miss Hix was retired from Oxford Manufacturing and was a member of Blacks Creek Baptist Church, Commerce.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 28, at Blacks Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Coppage officiating. Burial was in Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce.
Miss Hix is survived by a sister, Pauline Lord, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Joyce S. Wise
Mrs. Joyce S. Wise, 77, of Commerce, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Wise was born September 14, 1922 in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Carlton and Lessie Keesee Massey.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 29, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Elwyn Wilbanks officiating. Burial was in the Cabin Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Commerce.
Mrs. Wise is survived by one son, Joel Wise, Athens; and one brother, Lowell Massey, Commerce.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Nellie B. Stinson
Mrs. Nellie Bray Stinson, 86, of Commerce, a resident of the BJC Nursing Home, formerly of Thomasville, N.C., died Thursday, October 28, 1999, at BJC Medical Center.
Mrs. Stinson was born August 22, 1913 in Banks County. She was a daughter of the late Hubert Cleveland Bray and Cora Bray.
Mrs. Stinson was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Thomasville, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Stinson, on January 15, 1990.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, in the chapel of J.C. Green & Sons, Thomasville, N.C. Burial was in Thomasville City Cemetery, North Carolina.
Survivors include nephew and wife, John and Angela McEver, Commerce; and nieces, Mrs. Lois Segars, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Nancy Freeman, Carrollton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 9 Cramer Street, Thomasville, NC 27360.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Sara E. Murray
Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Murray, 75, of Athens, died Thursday, October 28, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Murray was a daughter of the late Willie Edward and Mattie Mae Blew Wills.
She had been employed with Thomas Textile as a sewing machine operator and was a member of Moons Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Murray was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Murray, two sons, John Junior Murray and John Edward Murray, and a daughter, Dorothy Jean Murray.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Revs. Elmer Butler and B.G. Miller and the Rev. Haney officiating. Burial was in the Moons Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Nelson Calloway, Wayne Anderson, Allen Cowart, Larry Evans, Lamar Evans and Allen Gunter served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Taylor, Athens; two sisters, Gladis Mann, Nicholson, and Betty Calloway, Winterville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

William B. Carey
William Brooks Carey, infant son of Melissa Dawn Brooks and Brian Keith Carey, Baldwin, died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.
Carey was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Bobby K. Stallings, and paternal great-grandfather, William Howard Carey.
Graveside services were held Monday, November 1, in the Providence Baptist Church cemetery, Batesville, with the Revs. Tony Kemp and Don Drawdy officiating.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandmother, Lynn Stallings Turpin, Gainesville; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Joe and Myrtis Brooks, Batesville; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Faye and Lamar Cochran, Commerce; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Norman and Joyce Boswell, Maysville; maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Waddell Stallings, Clarkesville; paternal great-grandparents, J.R. and Rosemary Brooks, Lakemont; and paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Carey, Baldwin.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Frank Childs Sr.
Frank Childs Sr., 66, of Athens, died Thursday, October 28, 1999.
A native of Clarke County, Mr. Childs was a son of the late James Willie and Lenora Hendrix Childs.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a retired security guard with the E.P.A. Mr. Childs was preceded in death by his wife, Clarsy C. Childs, and a daughter, Jennie Marie Crowell.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 31, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Wendall Evans, Jeff Evans, Mike Tittle, Lee Benton, Robert Cunningham and Mike Mattox served as pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Tittle, Winterville, and Betty Jean Smith, Jefferson; three sons, Billy Trammell, Colton, Calif., Curtis Lee Childs, Athens, and Frank Childs Jr., Newnan; two sisters, Frances Maddox, Bogart, and Nettie Bradshaw, Jefferson; two brothers, Otis Childs, Athens, and James R. Childs, Hull; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Taylor D. Storey
Taylor Dickson Storey, 88, of Jefferson, died Sunday, October 31, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Storey was born November 11, 1910 in Jackson County. He was a son of the late Clifford Taylor and Eddie Dickson Storey.
Mr. Storey was a graduate of Martin Institute and a graduate of the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
Mr. Storey retired from the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, with more than 40 years of service, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Jefferson Rotary Club.
Mr. Storey was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Parris Storey, and a son, Taylor Dickson Storey Jr.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Gary Whatley officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson. Bill Ormsby and Mr. Dickson's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Caroline Storey Huff and Adam Huff, Athens; daughter, Posy Storey Riddle, Athens; two sisters, Mabeth Storey Haley, Jefferson, and Joyce Storey Etheridge, Arcade; grandchildren, William Dwight Howard Jr., Caroline Howard Newhouse, Clifford Hardin Howard, Timothy Lee Howard, Joel Dickson Riddle, Thomas Ray Riddle Jr., Dorothy Parris Riddle and Sarah Catherine Riddle; great-grandchildren, Sadie, Cameron, Taylor, Zachary, Erin, Tena, Samantha and Morgan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson, P.O. Box 96, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the Jefferson City School System Foundation, P.O. Box 507, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Jackson Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Robert H. Daniel Jr.
Robert Hoyt Daniel Jr., 67, of Danielsville, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Daniel was a son of the late Robert Hoyt Daniel Sr. and Laura Sexton Daniel.
He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Graveside services were held Saturday, October 30, in Danielsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Lanny Cobb officiating.
Mr. Daniel is survived by a niece and nephew.
Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Marvin R. Moon
Marvin Reid Moon, 67, of Colbert, died Monday, November 1, 1999.
A native of Cabarrus County, N.C., Mr. Moon was a son of the late J.P. and Gladys McCarty Moon.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict, and was retired from Vend Inc. and United Services. Mr. Moon was a member of Colbert First Baptist Church.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 3, in Colbert Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Eberhart Moon; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Linda Sue Moon, Colbert; two sisters, Ernestine Fleeming, Conyers, and Ann Emery, Danielsville; grandson, Will Moon; and several nieces and nephews.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Marie LaMotte
Mrs. Marie "Thach" LaMotte, 61, of Comer, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999.
Mrs. LaMotte was born in Cantho, South Vietnam, a daughter of the late Thach Phvoc and Dao Thi Phi.
She was a housekeeper and of the Catholic faith. Mrs. LaMotte was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Joseph LaMotte.
Memorial services were held Saturday, October 30, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Danielsville, with Father Joy Nellissery officiating.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Wilbanks, Comer, and Gina Whittington, Sebring, Fla.; one son, Billy LaMotte, Savannah; and eight grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999

Sarah A. Hansford
Mrs. Sarah Alma Wheless Hansford, 88, of Colbert, died Tuesday, October 26, 1999.
Mrs. Hansford was born in Oglethorpe County, a daughter of the late John and Virgie Matthews Wheless.
She was retired from Chase Street Cafe and was a member of East Athens Baptist Church. Mrs. Hansford was preceded in death by her husband, Allan Hansford.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 28, in the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, with the Revs. Don Fuller and David Shelley officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Buddy Hansford, Sonny Hansford, Billy Hansford, David Bellew, James Brown and Johnny Sorrow served as pallbearers.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce A. Bellew, Hull; two sons, Charles F. Hansford, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mark E. Hansford, Hull; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Bernstein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Commerce News, November 3, 1999


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